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Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese and Pistachios

    This quick and easy Winter citrus salad is topped with goat cheese, pistachios, mint and olive oil. Simple enough for a casual weeknight dinner but elegant enough for entertaining.

    Winter Citrus Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese

    We eat salads all year round and while I love our go-to every day Syrian green salad, I also love changing up my salads throughout the year to fit the season. In fact, eating seasonal produce is a great way to maintain your healthy lifestyle and prevent boredom because you aren’t eating the same foods all year round.

    Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese and PIstachios Recipe

    In the winter months, I love using citrus fruit to create a salad because everything is in season including oranges, grapefruits, pomelos, lemons and more.

    Garnishing Salad with Mint

    When is Citrus Fruit In Season?

    It alters slightly depending on the variety but in general citrus fruit is in season from November to March. For this particular salad, I used seedless navel oranges, Ruby red grapefruits, and a beautiful, large pomelo.

    What is a Pomelo? 

    The largest of all citrus fruit weighing between 2-4 pounds each, pomelo is native to South and Southeast Asia. There are a few different varieties available but all are larger than grapefruit. The least acidic of all citrus fruit, pomelos aren’t as sour as other citrus fruit.

    Slicing Citrus

    To create this winter citrus salad I start by peeling each fruit using a sharp knife. Next, I thinly slice the citrus into wheels. You can lay them flat on a large platter or plate or toss in a large bowl if you prefer. I love the way it looks on a platter so that’s my personal preference.

    Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese

    Once you’ve sliced all the citrus fruit you simply drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper then scatter with chopped pistachios, mint and goat cheese.

    Easy Citrus Salad Recipe

    How Far In Advance Can I Prepare This Salad?

    This salad can be prepared up to 3 hours in advance. You can serve this dish chilled or room temperature but personally I love it at room temperature when the goat cheese flavors come out the best.

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    Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese and PIstachios Recipe

    Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese and Pistachios

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    This quick and easy Winter citrus salad is topped with goat cheese, pistachios, mint and olive oil. Simple enough for a casual weeknight dinner but elegant enough for entertaining.
    PREP: 10 mins
    TOTAL: 10 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 2 oranges (any type, ideally seedless)
    • 2 large grapefruits (any type)
    • ¼ cup pistachios (roughly chopped)
    • 4 ounces goat cheese
    • 2 tablespoons fresh mint (minced)
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions
     

    • Using a sharp paring knife, carefully peel the outside of each citrus fruit. Next, thinly slice each and lay on a large platter or plate.
      Slicing Citrus
    • Crumble goat cheese over the fruit then sprinkle with all remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 9gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 436mgFiber: 5gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 2487IUVitamin C: 88mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 1mg

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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